Lineworker Appreciation Day

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CUMMING, GA – On Monday, April 11th, Sawnee EMC will celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day; and you are urged to join in this recognition. 

This time each year, electric cooperatives across the nation take the time to thank the lineworkers who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in communities across the country.  At Sawnee EMC, we depend on our entire staff to keep the co-op running smoothly for our members, but on April 11th, we pause to honor our linemen.

Perhaps you have seen them raising their bucket truck equipment in the howling winds and torrential rains or in freezing and icy conditions.  “It takes a special level of commitment, training, and resourcefulness for our linemen to work through the challenges they face each day,” states Chet Blackstock, Vice President of Operations.  “They are the first responders of our electric distribution operations and work around the clock until the job is done,” he further adds.  Sawnee EMC’s approximate 125 linemen are responsible for keeping power flowing 24/7, 365 days a year over 11,855 miles of power lines that expand over parts of seven (7) counties. 

These brave employees are committed to safety, as well as reliability, while meeting the complex challenges of their job. Being a lineman is essential to the life of our communities and without the exceptional dedication and commitment of our hardworking employees we simply would not have the reliable electricity that is needed for everyday life. 

Beyond the years of specialized training and apprenticeships, it takes internal fortitude and a mission-oriented outlook to be a good lineman. In fact, this service-oriented mentality is a hallmark characteristic of Sawnee EMC and other electric cooperatives across the country. 
Please take a moment and acknowledge the many contributions linemen make to our local community on this special day.  On April 11th, use #ThankALineman on social media to show your support for those who light our lives.  Follow Sawnee EMC on Facebook at and for special #ThankALineman posts on and around April 11th.

About Sawnee EMC
Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Cumming, Georgia. Sawnee serves electricity to approximately 191,000 accounts in seven (7) counties of greater north Georgia. Sawnee’s total assets exceed $885 million, with energy sales of 3.8 billion kWh and annual revenue of approximately $417 million. With a team of approximately 363 dedicated professionals and over 11,855 miles of distribution line, Sawnee stands ready at all times to meet the needs of its members/owners. SEMC strives daily to live up to their motto…

“At Sawnee EMC, We’re More Than Electricity, We’re Service”

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer